Florida tourism continues record roll, Canadians up 1.8%

Florida tourism continues record roll, Canadians up 1.8%

Tourism to the Sunshine State continues to thrive with Visit Florida preliminary estimates showing 23.7 million visitors went to Florida in the third quarter of 2014 (July-September), an increase of 3.5% over the same period in 2013. This represents the largest third quarter for visitation Florida has ever experienced, exceeding the previous high of 22.9 million in Q3 2013. Through the first three quarters of 2014, Visit Florida estimates that it has welcomed 73.9 million visitors – an increase of 2.5% over the same period last year. For quarter three, Visit Florida estimates that 2.9 million overseas visitors and 526,000 Canadians came to Florida, both of which are record Q3 highs and represent 2.2% and 1.8% increases over Q3 2013 respectively.